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All About the Holidays: National Fire Prevention Week

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(male narrator) The week that surrounds October 9 is National Fire Prevention Week. October 9 is the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. This date was chosen by the Fire Marshals Association of North America so that people could remember the danger of fire and the importance of fire safety. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week. National Fire Prevention Week is a time for families to review fire safety plans. Firefighters have equipment to put out fires, but everyone can help prevent home fires and save lives. Families are encouraged to plan home escape routes, test their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and put fire extinguishers around their homes. It's also a time to learn about properly using fire for appropriate uses, like heating and cooking. Often during National Fire Prevention Week, firefighters visit libraries or classrooms to give kids tips on how they can prevent and escape fires. They might show kids firefighting equipment or even bring a fire truck to school. How does your classroom practice fire safety?

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National Fire Prevention Week is held in October. It reminds people of the danger of fire and the importance of fire safety. Families use it as a time to review their fire safety plan and learn more about properly using fire. Part of the “All About the Holidays” series.

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